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President Obama’s open-bathrooms campaign already has been taken to court by the state of North Carolina, civil and religious rights organizations, the Alliance Defending Freedom and several schools.

But the effort took a major hit just days ago in California when a judge ruled in a case that has been in the courts for several years already that critics deserve to have more information regarding the government’s actions.

At issue is a law adopted by the legislature and signed by the governor in 2013 that allows public school students to use restrooms and shower rooms based on their “gender identity.”

The law, long before Obama’s May 13 directive to public schools, was opposed by an organization called Privacy For All Students.

Members collected more than 620,000 signatures of California voters to qualify the issue for a referendum that would overturn the law, but elections officials disqualified more than 20 percent, leaving the referendum effort only 17,276 signatures short of the requirement to qualify for the ballot.

PFAS now has been in court for more than two years, battling government attorneys who are trying to withhold both the disqualified names and the reason for their rejection.

But now a Superior Court judge in Sacramento granted a motion sought by the organization to compel the production of the documents, which were held by the California secretary of state and 55 counties, citing privacy concerns.

“Today the court gave us a roadmap that we believe will ultimately allow us to prove that the necessary signatures were submitted to qualify the referendum,” said Kevin Snider of Pacific Justice Institute. “We are pleased that the court rejected attempts by elections officials to prohibit access to this necessary information.”

Author Michael L. Brown chronicles in “A Queer Thing Happened to America: And What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been” how America has been transformed from a nation where homosexuality was unmentioned to the point it’s a constant topic of conversation from foxholes to the White House.

Gina Gleason, a member of the PFAS executive committee, said: “It is difficult to miss the irony of elections officials using privacy as grounds for opposing production of evidence to back their claims. Privacy For All Students sought to qualify this referendum to protect the privacy of school children threatened with unwanted exposure under the new law.”

Karen England, a member of PFAS’s executive committee, said: “The people of California object to bullies in bathrooms and bullies in elected office. We are now one step closer to maintaining privacy for all students in public school bathrooms, showers and locker rooms.”

WND reported when the dispute was developing that the state announced it had found that many thousands of the signatures on the petitions were invalid. But it refused to release the names, so no one knew how the determination was reached. And the state also refused to say why any name was disqualified.

Supporters of the idea of having a vote earlier pointed out anomalies in the state’s system.

In one case, local election officials refused to accept some petitions even though they were on time.

And in another case, a county got the names on time but did not process them until after a deadline had passed.

At that time, Judge Allen Sumner of the Sacramento County Superior Court said the thousands of signatures from the two counties must be counted.

The “coed bathroom bill,” California AB 1266, is the latest in a long list of sex indoctrination laws adopted in California, including one that requires a day of recognition for Harvey Milk, the homosexual politician who also was an advocate of infamous cult leader Jim Jones.

England told WND the law is a direct assault on parental rights. It allows schools to treat children as members of either gender and send them to locker rooms or restrooms that may be in conflict with their physical gender. The law also keeps all such information away from parents.

“This is as far as they’ve (lawmakers) ever gone. This is the most extreme. Parents and teachers are absolutely outraged,” she said.

She discussed the issue earlier with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee:

“We respect that some students are struggling with their own sexual identity, but we ask for respect for the other students who will be humiliated when a boy walks into the girl’s locker room,” said England. “This is a privacy issue, a safety issue, and a common sense issue.”

She said it seems “unbelievable that this bill would ever have made its way through the legislature and signed into law by the governor.”

The law, at the time the first of its kind in the nation, drew the wrath of state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly.

Donnelly, in a WND column, wrote:

Allowing teenage boys and girls in the same locker room, showering side by side, is a bad idea. In fact, AB 1266 is a recipe for disaster. This will take the normal hormonal battles raging inside every teenager and pour gasoline onto those simmering coals. The right to privacy enjoyed by every student will be replaced by the right to be ogled.

While trying to address a concern of less than 2 percent of the population, California is now forcibly violating the rights of the other 98 percent. Many of the parents I have heard from within the last few days have literally pulled their kids out of public schools and have enrolled them in homeschool and private school programs. My boys, who went back to the public school after many years away, will not be returning.

It is completely unreasonable to expect teenagers, who are uncomfortable with themselves at this age, to accept this level of privacy invasion. After all, in the Capitol building, not only do they not allow men in the women’s bathroom, the women must enter a code to access their restrooms.

The controversy earlier reached the ludicrous when a woman who has “transitioned” to be a “man” became outraged when a pro-family advocate, Randy Thomasson of Save California, addressed her as lady in a CNN interview.

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See Thomasson’s closing words in the CNN interview:

Another California bill, SB48, requires positive portrayals of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in public school social studies and history classes.

Other California laws:

  • SB 543, signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010, “allows school staff to remove children ages 12 and up from government schools and taken off-campus for counseling sessions, without parental permission or involvement. The purpose is to permit pro-homosexuality teachers and administrators to remove sexually confused children in 6th grade and up from campus and take them to pro-homosexuality counselors who will encourage them to embrace the homosexual lifestyle.”
  • ACR 82, approved by the California Legislature in 2010, “creates de facto ‘morality-free zones’ at participating schools (pre-kindergarten through public universities). Schools that become official ‘Discrimination-Free Zones’ will ‘enact procedures’ (including mandatory counseling) against students from pre-kindergarten on up who are accused of ‘hate,’ ‘intolerance,’ or ‘discrimination’.” What is the hate? Peacefully speaking or writing against the unnatural lifestyles choices of homosexuality and bisexuality.
  • SB 572, signed by Schwarzenegger in 2009, establishes “Harvey Milk Day” in K-12 California public schools and community colleges. In classrooms, schools and school districts that participate, children will now be taught to admire the life and values of late homosexual activist and teen predator Harvey Milk of San Francisco the month of May.
  • SB 777, signed by Schwarzenegger in 2007, prohibits all public school instruction and every school activity from “promoting a discriminatory bias” against (effectively requiring positive depictions of) transsexuality, bisexuality and homosexuality to schoolchildren as young as five years old. SB 777 means children will be taught their “gender” is a matter of choice.
  • AB 394, signed by Schwarzenegger in 2007, effectively promotes transsexual, bisexual and homosexual indoctrination of students, parents and teachers via “anti-harassment” and “anti-discrimination” materials, to be publicized in classrooms and assemblies, posted on walls, incorporated into curricula on school websites, and distributed in handouts to take home.
  • SB 71, signed by Gov. Gray Davis in 2003 and implemented in 2008 through the new “sexual health” standards approved by appointees of Schwarzenegger and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell, teaches children as young as 5th grade that any consensual sexual behavior is “safe” as long as you “protect” yourself with a condom, and teaches children that homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality is “normal.”
  • AB 1785, signed by Davis in 2000, required the California State Board of Education to alter the state curriculum frameworks to include and require “human relations education” for children in K-12 public schools, with the aim of “fostering an appreciation of the diversity of California’s population and discouraging the development of discriminatory attitudes and practices,” according to the state legislative counsel’s digest.
  • AB 537, signed by Davis in 1999, permits teachers and students to openly proclaim and display their homosexuality, bisexuality or transsexuality, even permitting cross-dressing teachers, school employees and student on campus, in classrooms, and in restrooms.

The state legislature even demanded that students in public schools every year honor Harvey Milk, a homosexual activist, reported sexual predator and advocate for Jim Jones, leader of the massacred hundreds in Jonestown, Guyana.

Save California contends that in honoring Milk, schools are advocating for the acceptance of what Milk sought: the entire homosexual, bisexual and cross-dressing agenda; a refusal to acknowledge sexually transmitted diseases spread by the behavior; his behavior as “a sexual predator of teenage boys, most of them runaways with drug problems”; advocacy for multiple sexual relationships at one time; and “lying to get ahead.”

A 1982 biography of Milk tells of a 16-year-old named McKinley who “was looking for some kind of father figure.”

“At 33, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him,” the book says.

“It would be to boyish-looking men in their late teens and early 20s that Milk would be attracted for the rest of his life.”

 

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